Friday, December 2, 2011

Merry Making Tip #2

This is our front entryway. Please notice the painting.



Here's a closeup:



And another beautiful winter scene:


Merry Making Tip #2

Decorate with items that have special meaning to you. These painting are the original artwork of my precious grandmother (Granny). Granny hosted Thanksgiving lunch. So, we went through a number of her masterpieces, and I claimed 4 to display in my home. When I look at them, I smile and warmly think about the special person who created them. It's my opinion that we often get so caught up in the commercialization of Christmas, that we forget to recount old memories and to be intentional about making new ones. I LOVE having these on display. They are special and invoke a great sense of nostalgia in me. Enjoy the creations of your loved ones! Honor them by putting them on display. 

4 comments:

Life and Times . . . said...

I think those are beautiful paintings. They make me feel peaceful.

Anonymous said...

i think i like the frames better than the pictures. did she make those too?

take2heart/ourso said...

I agree!! My Christmas wreaths and tree bows are from the work of my Grandmother!! Your home is beautiful!!

Teresa Berry said...

I called Granny and Papaw and read this to them, Linz. You made their day (and of course Granny shed a couple of happy tears).